New Delhi, Oct 28 : Commenting about the mess in the CBI, Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal attacked the Narendra Modi government for appointing it’s ‘ most favoured ‘ in key posts and said “tyranny of the elected that must be fought .”
” The Nation is higher than any institution or government ” (Minister).The why is government destroying institutions by appointing it’s ‘ most favoured ‘ in key posts who do government’s bidding ?Not the tyranny of the unelected but tyranny of the elected that must be fought,” Sibal tweeted by ripping apart the government’s record.
" The Nation is higher than any institution or government " (Minister)
The why is government destroying institutions by appointing it's ' most favoured ' in key posts who do government's bidding ?
Not the tyranny of the unelected but tyranny of the elected that must be fought .
— Kapil Sibal (@KapilSibal) October 28, 2018
Modi government first appointed its favoured nominee Alok Verma as the director in January 2017, and then putting his back up by appointing another favourite Rakesh Asthana as his number-two. After the Verma-Asthana fight came out in the open, the government sent both of them on leave.
An FIR has been lodged against Asthana, number 2 in the CBI for allegedly seeking and taking a bribe from a businessman related to controversial meat exporter Moin Qureshi.Asthana, a 1984 batch Indian Police Service officer of the Gujarat cadre, has been named as accused No.1, for allegedly demanding and taking a bribe from businessman Sana Sathish, who is being investigated in a case of corruption.
The officer was heading the Special Investigation Team (SIT) that was probing Qureshi’s case.
Apart from Asthana, the probe agency has also registered a case against others, including a Deputy Superintendent of Police in its SIT, under sections pertaining to Prevention of Corruption Act.